Have you ever wondered why you swing so quickly between loving and hating a person? Are your relationships characterized by extreme ups and downs? If so, you might be experiencing what psychologists call splitting – a nefarious defense mechanism that makes it difficult to hold down stable relationships. What is a Defense Mechanism? Defense mechanisms are […]
Our lives revolve around relationships. At work, at home, and no matter where we are, we’re always in communion with others on a physical, mental, emotional and energetic level.
When we are incapable of relating to others in a healthy, intimate or productive way, we suffer. Similarly, when others are incapable of relating to us, our relationships can become strained and lacking authentic love.
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No friendship or relationship is destined to last forever. At some point, we outgrow the people in our lives, develop different interests, and even in the best circumstances, lose people due to the natural cycle of life and death. But when is the right time to move on from a relationship that feels doomed? Should […]
You’re in a friendly, normal conversation with another person. Everything is going well until – BAM! Your blood pressure is rising, you’re starting to hyperventilate, and you have the distinct urge to strangle the other person. Even though the other person made a blasé passing comment, you find yourself trying to prevent yourself from screaming […]
The notion that romantic love will fulfill and complete us is one of the greatest ingrained beliefs we carry in the 21st century. Everywhere we look we are sent the message that finding “your one true love” will solve all of your problems and remove the emptiness you feel inside. In movies and TV shows, […]
When you both met, the tantalizing heat and magnetic connection between the two of you was intense and magical. Life felt bright, invigorating, and paradisiacal. It was as if nothing, and no one else, existed in the world but you and your partner. Fast forward five, ten, twenty or more years. Both of you feel […]